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Urban Essay Examples

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Factors and Fallacies in Urban Consolidation
Factors and Fallacies in Urban Consolidation: Introduction As proponents of urban consolidation and consolidated living continue to manifest in our society, we must ensure that our acknowledgment of its benefits, and the problems of its agitator (sprawl), do not hinder our caution over its continually changing objecti...
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An Introduction to a Transition from Conventional to Contemporary Urban Theorization
A Transition from Conventional to Contemporary Urban Theorization Urban Studies has long sought to examine and explain the structures and interconnectedness of world cities through traditional and conventional aspects of urban theory. It has recently become more evident that this approach to the study of urban geography...
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A Look at Urban Youth Clothing
URBAN YOUTH CLOTHING People always wonder why urban youth dress the way they do. The baggy clothes, the bright clothes, and the expensive name brands, the hundred dollar boots, sneakers and symbols. Maybe it is the financial status or the urban areas, or could it be the influence that Hip Hop artists perceive to the youth...
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An Informative Paper Explaining the Factors and Fallacies of Urban Consolidation
Factors and Fallacies in Urban Consolidation: Introduction As proponents of urban consolidation and consolidated living continue to manifest in our society, we must ensure that our acknowledgment of its benefits, and the problems of its agitator (sprawl), do not hinder our caution over its continually changing objectiv...
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Restoring and Improving Urban Infrastructure
    The growing population, not only in America but also around the world, is threatening our infrastructure. Our roads, sewer systems, bridges, and railroad systems are just some things that make up our infrastructure. As the population grows our infrastructure is being use more and more until it hits its breaking point. O...
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Downtown Is Hotter in More Ways Than One
Ever wonder why downtown is so naturally hotter than the surrounding suburban and rural communities? The reason why a metropolitan area experiences a higher temperature than its rural neighbors is due to a phenomenon called the urban heat island effect. An urban heat island (UHI) is a metropolitan area that is significantly...
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Why Life in the City is Better Than Rural Life
There are many advantages and disadvantages to living in a big city or small town. Both hold certain characteristics that make it special to the specific person. One person might prefer living in the city, with its fast-paced life style, while another might prefer the quietness of a small town. The different views all boil...
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An Essay on Pope Urban II and the Crusades
The crusades, a series of campaigns that were initially launched by Pope Urban II in 1096 were one of the bloodiest and most ineffective militaristic missions in history. The death toll can not be accurately counted but it is estimated in the millions. It started simply as a plea for help by the emperor of Byzantium to the...
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Herbert Gans' Critical Analysis of Urban Renewal in the Book The Urban Villagers
Urban Renewal in Boston the West End and Government Center Boston's West End is the most well documented neighborhood destroyed by urban "renewal," made famous initially by Herbert Gans's book, The Urban Villagers, 1962. Although approximately 63 percent of the families displaced by urban renewal were African-A...
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A Brief History and the Development of the Urban Revolution
Wright 1 Urban Evolutionary Trends: In chapter three of "The City in History", Lewis Mumford critiques those tenants of urban history that cleave to positivist views of urban city development, and alternatively, he hypothesizes a set of tools that can further the understanding of ancient urban city development...
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The Importance of Civic Engagement in Urban Governance
Civic engagement in urban governance requires new forms of urban partnerships between users, designers and decision-makers. To achieve these, it is important to foster horizontal linkages between different organisations and actors involved in human settlements development: politicians, activists, advocacy groups, self-help...
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Urban Machine Politics and the Way of Life in 1900's
Urban machine politics was an extremely important element in the way life was in the early 1900s. Urban Bosses were more powerful icons than most political (progressive reform) figures back in that era. William M. Tweed, Richard Croker, George Washington Plunkitt and many other men were important political urban bosses. The...
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Is Urban Sprawl a Cause for Concern?
What is urban sprawl? According to Webster’s, urban sprawl is the spread of urban congestion into adjoining suburbs and rural sections. Urban sprawl has become an issue for concern in the country since 1920. There was a rapid rate of sub urbanization between the years 1920 and 1950. Then by the seventies and eighties, urban...
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Urban Heat Islands
Enviromental problem that little is spoken about. Good Job, interesting subject Urban Heat Islands For more than 100 years, it has been known that two adjacent cities are generally warmer than the surrounding areas. This region of city warmth, known as an urban heat island, can influence the concentration of air pol...
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An Analysis of Martin Lewis' "Chance Meeting"
Analysis of 'Chance Meeting' by Martin Lewis 'Chance Meeting' is a dry point etching print by Martin Lewis and was created in the early 1930's. The subjects are two figures, male and female, who have happened upon each other in the setting of a public sidewalk at the entrance of a storefront. It may be a dichotomy in term...
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a View on Urban Renewal in Herbert Gans's The Urban Villages
Boston's West End is the most well documented neighborhood destroyed by urban "renewal," made famous initially by Herbert Gans's book, The Urban Villagers, 1962. Although approximately 63 percent of the families displaced by urban renewal were African-American or Hispanic, this Boston community was mainly inhabite...
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The Pros and Cons of Urban Sprawl
Urban Sprawl: Pro and Con
The term "urban sprawl" has a bad ring to it. The name reinforces the view that metropolitan growth is ugly, inefficient, and the cause of traffic congestion and environmental harm. Before we decide we are against urban sprawl, however, we should be clear about what it is and why we do no...
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An Analysis of the Speech of Pope Urban II
Graham, Brenden T. ENG 111/ Professor Munoz 9 February 2014 Word Count: 974 Pope Urban II Speech Critique When reading the speech of Pope Urban II you get an overwhelming feeling of his true intentions; his underlying tone used to motivate the Christian audience, to make them feel certain hatred and disgust towa...
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The Importance of Urban Public Places in Urban Planning
Urban public place is an important aspect of any urban planning procedure. Urban planning is a technical process of designing of any urban environment, and it is the most important feature of any orderly development of both the settlements as well as the development of any type of communities living in an urban surrounding....
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The Increasing Urban Poverty in America Today
Urban poverty in America today In a country that boasts probably the highest standard of living in the world, one wonders why poverty-stricken areas still persist. Even poverty remaining about the same or decreasing slowly but surely would satisfy most Americans who do not want to hear about social problems anyway. Unfortu...
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An Argument Against Overpopulation in Urban Communities
Urban Sprawl Introduction I. Each morning, millions of Americans start their engines and grind their way to work. They leave quiet settings for the hustle and bustle of the cities. When evening approaches, these same people make their way home. Home, however, is no longer just across town. Many of these people will commute...
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A Critical Assessment of the Forces Influencing the Shape of a New European Urban Hierarchy
Critically assess the forces which are influencing the shape of a new European urban hierarchy (Hall, 1993). Use case studies to illustrate and assess how individual cities are positioning themselves in this new spatial order. Throughout Europe, cities and regions have launched on a path of competitive redevelopment by mea...
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An Introduction to the History of Urban Civilization of Rome
Was one urban civilisation (Rome) transformed into another (late Medieval, Modern Europe) by death (followed by rebirth middle ages) or process gradual transformation? What do we expect of a town? Difficult to pinpoint definitions of town; size, function, relative etc Constraints of Written Evidence Evidence in some...
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Differences between Urban and Rural Life in the Works of Henry Fairlie and Charles Creekmore
The differences between urbanites and country people are an old story in literature and commentary. Shakespeare often has a country bumpkin for audiences to laugh at in his plays. Children of all countries are told a bedtime story about the country mouse who comes to visit the city mouse. Common sayings often remind us of t...
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An Analysis of Boston's Urban Renewal in "The Urban Villagers" by Herbert Gans
Urban Renewal in Boston the West End and Government Center Boston's West End is the most well documented neighborhood destroyed by urban "renewal," made famous initially by Herbert Gans's book, The Urban Villagers, 1962. Although approximately 63 percent of the families displaced by urban renewal were African-A...
659 words
1 page